LifeInAbruzzo is an English language slow travel and food blog guide all about Abruzzo, with a curated marketplace to keep everyone connected to Italy’s rocky heart.
THE VILLAGE BLOG
Our blog all about Abruzzo provides impartial tips on food, wine and eating out, excursions and reviews of the best sagre and feste and shares off-the-beaten-track sightseeing secrets.
We believe holidays are to be cherished hence the need for a resource that is impartial and provides answers rather than trying to sell and allows the region’s committed fans to share their tips. Just like our visitors, we value interesting, real content that is driven by experience, and it is this which has been picked up by The Guardian, The Local, the BBC and more.
Some of the stories are sourced and written by members of our private Facebook group, a wonderful worldwide community exploring Abruzzo (do join us) that is moderated by the photographer Pete Austin and founder of LifeInAbruzzo, Sam Dunham.
THE GIFT MARKETPLACE
Once back home from visiting Abruzzo, visitors can now enjoy and relive some of their most memory-evoking moments via our selection of foods, wines, crafts and colours via this eCommerce marketplace. The site is a simple way to gift a friend or family member the tastes, flavours and colours of Abruzzo; for those with Abruzzese ancestry, it provides an excellent way to reconnect with their roots.
Each of the producers in our marketplace has been handpicked for their incredible travel offerings, delicious food, drink and stunning arts & crafts. Each of their products can make a visit to Abruzzo and Italy extra special, and provide that extra ‘local’ authentic connection we all crave on holiday.
There is a need to create a more sustainable business model than one that solely relies on tourists visiting Abruzzo, as the recent coronavirus pandemic proved. By increasing knowledge of the region with an easy way to purchase as an individual or as wholesaler connections and economic relationships develop.
Through collaborating and increasing knowledge of products and information easily found for those outside the region and outside of the tourist season, individuals and small businesses can increase their market without an enormous financial outlay or expensive maintenance contract.